Newest cruise ship of Silversea completed its sea trials
Silversea Cruises' latest ultra-luxury cruise ship, Silver Moon, successfully completed its sea trials between 8 and 20 August.
The ship sailed between Fincantieri's yards in Ancona and Trieste, Italy, during a week-long dry-dock period in the latter.
With the delivery date set for 30 October 30, Silver Moon will become the second ship to join Silversea's ultra-luxury fleet in 2020 following the delivery of Silver Origin on 3 June, said Silversea Cruises, part of the Royal Caribbean Group.
Silversea's senior officers, external engineers and representatives of both Fincantieri and the Royal Caribbean Group carried out a series of preliminary tests in the Adriatic Sea – including noise and vibration tests – for three days from 8 August.
After the vessel was out of the water in Trieste, stability checks were carried out; public spaces were inspected; and the engineers added the final touches to the exterior of the vessel, including the cleaning and painting of the hull and the polishing of the propellers of the vessel.
Secondary tests, including speed checks, were then carried out on the return trip from Trieste to Ancona. Work has now started on the interior of the ship, ahead of the vessel's formal delivery in October.
Launched a year ago, the 40,791-ton Silver Moon will be the ninth ship in the Silversea fleet. With a length of 212,8 meters, the new building will be able to hold 1040 people on board.
Maritime Business World